She is the first 50’ motor yacht that can sail continuously, everywhere, and with the greatest respect for the environment, thanks to her class A approval and the at the same time, Rina Green Plus class notation. She is the first of the “New Classic” vessels to offer an abundance of light and large windows throughout the lower deck; and absolutely the first 50- footer to offer an outdoor saloon in the bow and four alternative layouts below deck, responding perfectly to the owner’s requirements.
Finally, she is the first craft to be fitted with the new Easy Hybrid system, an exclusive project created by the Azimut-Benetti R&D department that allows her to cruise at up to 8 knots using electric motors, in complete silence and with the greatest ease and control.
The world preview of the Magellano 50’ is at the Genoa International Boat Show (2-10 October 2010). She is the mid-sized model in the new Magellano range, created by Azimut for all those yachtsmen who are seeking an increasingly authentic cruising experience, where love of the sea and the pleasures of boating are the starring players.
A high level of eco-compatibility, safety and cruising stability in all sea conditions, long range, easy handling and fuel efficiency, top comfort for extended staying on board and a natural exquisite taste: these are the characteristics of this innovative craft, where for the first time, modern style and seafaring tradition have come together in perfect harmony. An avant-garde classic for cruising and experiencing the yachting lifestyle in total freedom has arrived.
For many years now, Azimut Yachts has considered the quest for optimum eco-compatibility as one of its top priorities. For this reason, being the world’s first shipyard to achieve RINA “Green Plus” notation in the mid-sized vessel segment is an exceptional triumph for the company’s design team. The Magellano 50 meets all the requisites demanded: from her low emission engines (the Magellano 50 is powered by two brand-new latest-generation 425 mHP Cummins common rail engines, with electronic fuel-consumption management) to her high performance hull and propellers; from the anti-UV film applied to reduce heat exchange through the glass surfaces to the tracking of consumption and tank levels, with a charging and discharging log; and from the LED lighting to the infusion lamination of the principal fibreglass components, a procedure carried out in the Azimut shipyard in Avigliana, which has been awarded the ISO 14001 Environment standard certificate.
Further certification, from the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), guarantees that the wood used on board comes from forests that are managed in conformity with eco-sustainability criteria (scheduled felling, and replanting the trees used), and that the working process is sufficiently eco-compatible to respect social standards, too.
Easy Hybrid engines
The Magellano 50 offers a hybrid propulsion configuration, an optional feature that is sure to be chosen by an increasing number of owners, considering the advantages it holds: almost total elimination of noise (up to 80%), greater cruising comfort and a further reduction of consumption during short day-cruising outings.
Designed to provide safety
The Magellano range is designed for long hauls, and for cruising in all possible sea and weather conditions, especially unexpected ones. For this reason, the Magellano 50 has class A approval and features the exclusive “Dual Mode” hull, a state-of-the-art semi-displacement hull designed by Bill Dixon, creator of sailing and motorboat projects that are universally considered excellent. On board, the gangways and warp areas are wide and safe. The tender can be easily and quickly hoisted onto the bathing platform and stowed in a semi-garage beneath the cockpit: a solution never seen in the yacht sector before now. Simplicity and safety of use are combined with the application of technologies such as the joystick for manoeuvring, the Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilization system, the touch screen VDU for onboard monitoring, the completely clean and clear bow area, the high external handrails protecting every part of the main deck and the flybridge, and the presence of grabrails positioned everywhere they are needed and integrated perfectly into the furnishings.
Regarding the structures, the uprights of the flybridge are in high-resistance steel. Particular attention has been paid to localised reinforcement and the use of unidirectional and bidirectional dense fibreglass on all zones subject to particular structural stress: the holes in the hull where the rudder passes through, axes’ arms, engine supports and through-hull fittings, silencers, “cigars” (closed and sealed to avoid risk of infiltration after slight bumps whilst manoeuvring), transom, bulkhead coupling and anticollision bulkead in the bow. The windows fitted in the hull, realised in smash-proof glass are supported by an omega upright that connects the hull pad to the gunwale (covering the complete height of the bulwark).
Designed to be experienced
The dimensions of the external area spaces are surprising. Starting from the stern, the Magellano 50 has a cockpit partially projecting over the bathing platform with a living surface of more than 10 square metres equipped with a “C” bench and a table for 6 persons. Wide lateral walkways go to the bow section where a second open-air lounge area is situated. With the tender housed in the semi-garage in the stern, the whole flybridge is at the disposal of life onboard, with a large lunch zone equipped with a mobile bar and a separate sunbathing area. The central mast, apart from supporting the antennas, accommodates a shower and the stereo speakers, whilst the base acts as added storage space.
On the main bridge, the two sliding access doors slide on a guide that permits complete opening. The galley is positioned strategically halfway between the cockpit and the interior dinette to offer maximum convenience onboard. It is an open space environment to be lived in a family and informal way. The “C”-shaped sofa of the lunch area is slightly raised up and positioned to the side of the pilot’s seat to share the pleasure of navigating with the pilot. Storage zones placed all over the bridge and an extra area of 240 litres has been recovered in a useful locker integrated into the ceiling.
The lower deck is a masterpiece of design, and is the only one in the world offered in motor yachts of this length that allows the owner to choose between 4 options. In the spacious area between the master cabin, located midships, and the VIP cabin in the bow, it is possible to choose the studio and guest cabin configuration, or studio and second dinette, or a second dinette and guest cabin, or, finally, a studio and separate utility area, with laundry and dryer and additional stowage space. This possibility of customizing the vessel strengthens the bond between the owner and his Magellano 50.
The version present on the first unit is the one with the studio and the second with a lounge area: an ideal solution for the family, where parents and children can find their own spaces onboard.
Light reaches the lower deck through multiple openings, filtering down from the windscreen left in view and also the large windows that are present in all environments. Also natural ventilation is ensured in each area by portholes that can be opened on both walls.
The master suite is midships, equipped with double wardrobes, drawers, additional lockers underneath the bed and vanity zone and private bathroom with a large separate shower cabin.
The second matrimonial cabin, in the bow, features an incredible luminosity from a large skylight and two comfortable armchairs.
Interior design: a modern timeless style
To speak of a modern contemporary style, but also “timeless” would seem a paradox. But the design and atmosphere created by Azimut’s Style Department for the Magellano 50 suggests this reflection. Wood is used in profusion but without excess to avoid weighing down the environments. The essence is Canaletto walnut with vertical grain. Solid wood finishes the furniture and the tops are finished in Saffiano leather, whilst natural fibre textiles in light tints decorate and finish the seating (all covers can be removed for cleaning). The shape of the furniture suggests memories of the past without nostalgia, conferring a decisive personality but always discreet. On the lower deck is waist-high wooden panelling that decorates the bulkheads and walls of each environment. Various steels of the correct diameter are utilised for the handrails, integrated perfectly into the furnishings and embellished with leather inserts.
The attention to the environment that permeates the whole project also influenced the choice of interior decoration where, apart from utilising natural textiles and FSC wood, leathers were introduced that were not treated with chrome and handles finished by bio-chroming.
On the first unit, present at the Genoa show, the fabrics used for the interiors come exclusively from the collection of Loro Piana Interiors.
Timeless elegance and the best natural materials (linen, cotton and cashmere) are the outstanding features of the products from this range.
The Magellano range by Azimut Yachts
The Magellano range is the latest product of the great innovative capacity, design expertise and manufacturing technology that make Azimut Yachts a leader in the world yachting industry. A mere year since the launch of the first model, the Magellano 50 will take her place beside the larger Magellano 74 and will soon be followed by a third model in the 40’ series, with the objective of developing a Magellano range in a few short years, which is suited to the diverse requirements of owners.
MAGELLANO 50 – PRINCIPAL TECHNICAL DATA
Length overall: 15.64 – 51’ 4’’
Hull length: 14.98m – 49’ 2”
Max Beam: 4.65m – 15’ 3’’
Engines and transmission: 2 x 425 mHP V-Drive Cummins QSB 5.9
(optional Hybrid version with 2 x 23kw Auxilia electric motors)
Displacement: 25 tons
Maximum speed: 22 knots
Cruising speed planing: 18-19 knots
Cruising speed hybrid: 7 knots
Master cabin: midships
Fuel tank capacity: 3,000 l – 792 US gls
Fresh water tank capacity: 700 l – 185 US gls
Black water capacity: 450 l
CE Class A
Exterior design and interior layout: Cor D Rover
Interior design: Azimut Style Department
Hull design: Bill Dixon
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